Tim Tebow And Miss Universe Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters Are Officially Dating

Cheryl A. Hoahing

Notoriously famous Christian sports star Tim Tebow has confirmed that he has a new leading lady in his life.

The athlete is dating Miss Universe 2017, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters.

"She is a really special girl, and I am very lucky and blessed for her coming into my life," the former NFL player told ESPN reporter Pedro Gomez.

"I am usually very private with these things, but I am very thankful."

Tebow — who in 2016 switched sports and now plays outfield for the New York Mets' minor league team, the Binghamton Rumble Ponies — has often spoken about his longing for true love.

"I don't want to be single," the 30-year-old told People last spring.

"I'm ready to settle down and start a family. I want to have kids. I have so many things I want. No one will be happier than me when I finally find the right person."

"My faith is important to me — it's the most important thing," Tebow explained to People. "I need to be with someone who also shares that faith."

Does beauty queen Nel-Peters share his beliefs?

The current New York City resident, who is fluent in both English and Afrikaans, has a bachelor's degree in business management from South Africa's North-West University.

Nel-Peters considers her half-sister, Franje, who is disabled due to being born without a cerebellum, her greatest "motivator in life," according to SA People.

She is also "passionate about a program she helped developed to train women in self-defense in various situations" that she plans to share with as many females as she can, according to the Miss Universe website.

Meanwhile, Tebow's new book, This Is the Day: Reclaim Your Dream. Ignite Your Passion. Live Your Purpose., comes out Sept. 25 from WaterBrook.